Gillard's NZ visit marks 30 year trade agreement anniversary
PRIME Minister Julia Gillard will hold talks with her New Zealand counterpart John Keys in Queenstown during a three-day visit to the country.
Ms Gillard leaves for New Zealand on Friday to attend the annual Australia-New Zealand Leaders' meeting in Queenstown.
The prime ministers are expected to discuss opportunities for closer economic engagement and co-operation on shared regional challenges.
The visit marks the 30th anniversary of the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement.
In recognition of the countries' shared Anzac history the prime ministers will also lay a wreath at the Queenstown War Memorial Gate.